Monday, November 16, 2009

Growing Up Mondays



Jesus said, "If you abide in Me, and My words abide in you, you will ask what you desire, and it shall be done for you. By this, My Father is glorified, that you bear much fruit; so you will be My disciples" (John 15:7-8 NKJV). To glorify God by growing spiritually and bearing fruit, we need to know how to abide in Him, and let His Words abide in us.

God's Word abides in you, as you daily read the Bible, think about it, pray according to it, and live it. As you abide in Him, you literally begin to think like God thinks, and look at situations from His point of view. You go from just reading His Word, to understanding it. It becomes a part of you.

The Word of God is "alive and powerful" (Hebrews 4:12), and it has the ability to change you. Romans 12:2 says, "Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect will of God" (NKJV). The word "transformed" used here refers to metamorphosis. It implies that like a caterpillar grows into a butterfly, we grow spiritually stronger, as we renew our minds with the Word of God.

6 comments:

Debbie said...

Denise, I think we were on the same page this morning. My post on Heart Choices was about transformation. As you well stated, this comes from reading His Word and living by it in obedience.

Love you,
Debbie

Samantha said...

Amen, yes the Word of God is so transforming and powerful.

Karen said...

So true, Denise....I loved this..."You go from just reading His Word, to understanding it. It becomes a part of you"...

Debbie said...

Metamorphosis - I like that explanation! We are being changed by and through the Word of God. You notice it starts with the mind? As we meditate on His Word, our thought process is changed and our actions fall in line. Thanks for sharing this with us today :-)

Hugs,
Debbie

Saleslady371 said...

God's Word has every answer for our life circumstances. Truly, He is the Living Word! Amazing how it changes us.

RCUBEs said...

"And His Words remain forever..." May our roots go down deep into His Word...God bless. Love you sister.